Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg from Holland

Happy Easter everyone! This beautyful egg stands outside St. Gerlach castle in Houthem, the Netherlands. I am sorry to say I don't know who the artist is. It turns very slowly.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another shabby chic flower!

It is such fun making these flowers, made a black one this time and added some beads.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Shabby Chic: Fabric flower

Made a shabby chic flower. My first one, I am happy with the result, but I think I will make another one with a sturdier fabric. I got the idea from: Every life has a story blog. There is a real good video instruction there. If you like making something from scraps go check it out.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grab a tissue Michelle Ward's Street Team

Another exciting challenge from the Street Team: grab a tissue. In dutch it is called vloepapier. I bought some white and I found in my stack of papers some pink and purple. Those last colours were very loud, a bit too loud for my taste, but I decided to use them anyway, because it is an experiment, right? I first gessoed the pages and the white tissue, after that I painted them with gesso. I stamped letters on my tissuepaper and stamped on my pages. Then began the layering. To give the pages some life, I added the picture and the stamp of a feather. The coloured tissuepaper was added without gessoing or painting it beforehand.
It is very good to participate in these challenges, because it gets you out of your comfortzone and it is inspiring to see what others did with the same challenge. If you like to participate go to: Michelle Ward. Even if you don't participate you'll find lots of fantastic technics and tips.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Paper Bag Book

I made a book out of paper bags, it took a while to collect enough bags and they are of various quality. The book has a rough appearance I really like. My idea is to fill it with symbols, my own symbols. First I think I'll have to put some gesso on the pages to strenghten them.
I used a tutorial I got the address of in some kind comment on my blog some time ago. If you would like to check it out: Look here, Judy Wise has an inspiring blog!


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